Battery replacement on a mid-2012 MacBookAir
So I pay an authorized Apple repair man to replace my battery from iFixit for a mid-2012 MacBookAir. We install it, power up the laptop and the first thing the laptop says is we have a bad battery. To confirm, every time we pull the power plug, the laptop immediately shuts down. Check the system report overview and it too says to replace the battery (remember, this is a new battery). I call iFixit and speak to a nice gentlemen who asks me what OS version am I running? El Capitan. "oh, we have found the replacement battery's we offering do not work with the El Capitan OS. I'll have to take it to the Apple store in my area and have them replace it"
So I say" Really? It's an Apple battery, with the name Apple blacked out, and it doesn't work with El Capitan? Really? It's not a bad battery you sent me? Just doesn't work with El Capitan, he says. Really?
So I'm sending back the battery at iFixit's cost, not getting a replacement, out $75 for the repair and have to go to the Apple store. Something doesn't smell right here. Does it?
Is this a good question?